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Sun, 28 Sep 2003, 03:53 PM

Competition Eliminator Round 4 Eliminations
By Jonathan Adams





JOLIET, Ill. - Results of round 4 eliminations in Competition Eliminator at the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, Third annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals:

 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
  252 Jerry Hemmingson                     1162 Sal Biondo
E4                   0.067  7.174 -0.536     ****WINNER****  0.008  8.422 -0.488
        B/A Index: 7.71                          D/EA Index: 8.91
 Prior rounds:
E3    (B Browell   ) 0.016  7.204 -0.596      (M Saye      ) 0.017  8.408 -0.512
E2    (D Rampy     ) 0.084  7.313 -0.487      (R Dorsey    ) 0.056  8.965  0.045
E1    (R Vierheller) 0.025  7.302 -0.498      (S Ambrose   ) 0.015  8.417 -0.603
 Qualified:            #16  7.203 -0.597                       #22  8.463 -0.557
2:46 p.m. Hemmingson has lost .09 and Biondo .11, so this should be a great race. No matter what happens, we'll have a dragster vs. door car final in Comp.

Biondo chops down the Tree and takes the holeshot win. He'll go for his first Comp win since 1996.

Sal Biondo's MOV: 0.0118 seconds (approximately 3 feet).


 Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)-----Car#-Driver(Opp'nt)-RT-----ET-- (+/-)
   34 Robert Bailey                           9 Doug Engels
E4                   0.078  6.821 -0.469     ****WINNER****  0.033  7.399 -0.581
       A/ED Index: 7.29                          D/ED Index: 7.98
 Prior rounds:
E3    (S Volpe     ) 0.113  7.239 -0.051      (R Freeman   ) 0.026  7.474 -0.536
E2    (G Anderson  ) 0.031  8.484  1.194      (T Schmidt   ) 0.084  7.501 -0.509
E1    (R Bohn      ) 0.082  6.984 -0.306      (T Logan     ) 0.012  7.624 -0.386
 Qualified:            #11  6.671 -0.619                       #13  7.407 -0.603
Bailey shook and had to pedal it, and that was enough for Engels to march into the final, keeping his national title hopes alive. Unfortunately for him, he took too much stripe and lost another .08 in CIC, making a total of .11 for the event. But when you're trying to win a championship, it's CIC be damned.

Doug Engels' MOV: 0.1571 seconds (approximately 46 feet).

Timing data courtesy of CompuLink




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